Reasons for Assessment
Beyond diagnosis, assessment results reveal functional capabilities leading to recommendations regarding safety concerns and needed level of external support.
We use assessment tools most sensitive to mild cognitive changes and the differences between different types of dementia to make the most accurate diagnosis.
After an accurate diagnosis is determined recommendations for the most effective medical, environmental, behavioral and psychological treatments are offered and prescribed.
Assessments can evaluate decision-making ability and assist in the initiation of guardianship proceedings if deemed necessary.
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Questions Typically Answered
Is Mom safe living at home alone?
How can we handle challenging behaviors?
Is the medicine contributing to her confusion?
What type of dementia is it?
Can Dad still make decisions for himself?
The team of professionals collaborating to perform comprehensive geriatric assessments have extensive experience working with older adults and more specifically significant hands on experience with individuals suffering from diifferent forms of cognitive impairment. This team has been providing assessments together since 2003, and had worked in geriatrics for years prior to that.
The Centers for Interactive Geriatric Assessment utilizes a comprehensive assessment involving multiple perspectives including family, caregivers, and other involved professionals. The assessment utilizes neuropsychological testing which is the most sensitive tool for detecting early cognitive changes and for differentiating the different types of cognitive impairment. Finally, the assessment assesses for a number of medical causes which may underlie cognitive changes.